School of English and Drama

Writing the East End

Module code: ESH7038

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM2

  • Semester 2: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm

Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module considers the mythology of the East End of London as articulated and interrogated by literary texts. It focuses on the period from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day and examines the East End as a continuing site of public fascination and creative production. By exploring a selected body of novels and other texts, considered with reference to different aspects of the mobile environment of the East End and contemporary debate, the module develops an understanding of how texts organise and articulate urban space and urban change. In particular, it explores the ways that fiction and prose writing have represented the East End as a site of immigration, cross-class encounter, crime, political activism and memory."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7